LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — A homeowner in a Lake County luxury community said he has been dealing with "terroristic" and "mafia-like" behavior from the developer.
Don Juravin filed a lawsuit claiming that when he spoke up, he was retaliated against.
Even though Bella Collina has been around more than 15 years, the massive Montverde-area development is still mostly a ghost town with very few residents.
The latest suit is one of many lawsuits filed against current and past developers.
Juravin and his wife showed Channel 9's Steve Barrett wiring that he believes was cut outside their home as retaliation for complaints he made about the community.
"For 16 years -- this place existed for 16 years, and only 5 or 6 percent is occupied with family," he said. "It tells you the situation."
Juravin filed a lawsuit last week in Lake County alleging libel, business interference, invasion of privacy and breach of contract, among other things.
He said Bella Collina retaliates against residents who complain about financial dealings or other aspects of life at the troubled development.
"There is a club here," Juravin said. "But I'm not allowed and my family is not allowed to go to the club, because I placed a bad review on Google."
Juravin's lawsuit also alleges that Richard Arrighi, a disbarred attorney, runs the community and clubhouse.